Police Officer – P.O.S.T. Certified/Lateral

Lafayette, CO
Lafayette Police Department

Salary: $70,512.00 – $100,401.60 Annually.

Closing Date: 6/30/2024.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer class is signified by the training and developmental aspects of obtaining and refining skills in law enforcement practices and procedures and by proficiency in handling law enforcement and public assistance and protection.

This posting is open to lateral and entry-level candidates. Lateral-entry candidates are police officers currently employed with other organizations in a patrol function. Jail experience does not qualify for the lateral experience hiring bonus.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols within the City on foot and in a police vehicle to enforce Federal, State and local laws and ordinances, to protect individuals and property; responds to complaints, crimes, disturbances, accidents and other related situations.
  • Performs preliminary investigations; may obtain physical and other evidence and statements necessary for reporting facts and circumstances of incidents, in order to charge an individual with an offense, and for follow-up detailed investigations.Protects the crime scene.
  • Appears in court to offer testimony; meets and confers with attorneys on legal questions; arrest of individuals as required.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, records and logs necessary to report daily activities and specific incidents.
  • Observes and controls vehicular traffic and enforces traffic laws; attends to traffic accident situations; establishes and maintains roadblocks as necessary.
  • Interacts with the public in a variety of settings; e.g., provides counseling to families and individuals in disturbance situations, offers assistance to citizens and visitors including providing directions and calling for vehicular roadside assistance.
  • Required to maintain the required level of physical fitness in order to perform duties.
  • Performs related work as required and assigned.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid Class “R” Colorado driver’s license and have a safe driving record.